[both -er-suh m]
- causing annoyance or worry; troublesome.
Origin of bothersome
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annoying, irritating, irksome, vexing, vexatious, galling.
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Examples from the Web for bothersome
It is such an irritating movie that it has had the effect of clarifying, once and for all, why Braff himself is bothersome.Zach Braff’s Irritating Sense of Entitlement
July 18, 2014
Selfies, like people, are often bothersome, silly, and apparently redundant.
Like people, selfies are often bothersome, silly, and apparently redundant.
Think in terms of my bothersome tumor, now taking part in research.Six Things I Learned From Breast Cancer
October 7, 2012
And I am not denying the fact that his womanizing, only too well known in Paris, is bothersome to many of us.Dominique Strauss-Kahn Supporters' Paris Blues
May 18, 2011
"I am afraid it has been a bothersome business," he said gently.A Room With A View
E. M. Forster
Steve did not take the trouble to ask himself these bothersome questions.Chums of the Camp Fire
Lawrence J. Leslie
Insects and fungi are the most bothersome pests on most plantations.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
It is that troublesome, bothersome, little verb be, which is so difficult to master.Plain English
The bothersome consciousness of her own unworthiness overwhelmed her.When Sarah Went to School
- causing bother; troublesome
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Word Origin and History for bothersome
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